The STS National Database was established in 1989 as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety among cardiothoracic surgeons. As of January 1, 2018, the STS National Database has four components, each focusing on a different area of cardiothoracic surgery—Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, and Congenital Heart Surgery, as well as mechanical circulatory support via the Intermacs Database. The Database has grown exponentially over the years, both in terms of participation and stature.
Live Webinars - All Data Managers Welcome
You are invited to participate in a series of live, monthly webinars to get an update on the exciting changes under way to the STS National Database. Registration is not required for the webinars, but you will need to sign in with your name and email address to participate.
The webinars will be recorded and available online within 48 hours from the STS National Database Webinars page.
STS National Database Webinars
This monthly webinar series will keep you informed about the latest STS National Database developments and help you fully utilize the technological advancements and new features that soon will be available. The webinars will be recorded and available for viewing online.
Data Manager Mentorship Program
STS is now offering a mentorship program for data managers. Experienced data managers will be paired with those who are seeking advice related to data abstraction. Sign up as either a mentor or mentee.
CHSD v3.41 Takes Effect
Version 3.41 of the CHSD is in effect as of January 1, 2019. Data collection resources, including the training manual, data collection form, data specifications, and itemized changes, are available.
The execution of the Participation Agreement and the Appendix I: Business Associate Contract & Data Use Agreement acknowledges that Participants, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Duke Clinical Research Institute agree to comply with all statutes and regulations, under federal and state laws, concerning patient privacy and data security, including but not limited to the privacy regulations promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or "HIPAA."